When I first arrived to the Iris base in Mpumalanga, Teisa and Jean who were the base leaders showed me great hospitality and made me fall in love with their family. Ever since that time they became my spiritual parents. I had a chance to observe the way they minister for years. They were a tesimony of Jesus in the community they lived in, as they were known for their true devotion to the African people. Despite coming from a western culture, they were not creating barriers and they were raising their kids in the local community which made them respected and appreciated by the people around them, as they were serving the locals with no reservation. Teisa and Jean Nicole made an impact on my life and many others in South Africa through their genuine love, giving hearts and open arms to welcome the broken.
Siyabonga Mofele (South African missionary in Poland pictured with his amazing wife Dominka)